Creating Me

Thursday, September 25


I finally finished my Grape Ape mittens/fingerless gloves. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but the tops fold back so you can use your fingers more easily. I already made a pair of black ones (last year) but this year I wanted something more exciting.
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Wednesday, September 24

Sage is desperate for a dog. She asks me about getting one everyday. But because of the living arrangement, I have to tell her that as soon as we get a house we can get a dog. So, just out of curiosity, I decided to see what would be the best dog for us. I found Petfinder.com. It is so great, you put in what you want and it find matches in your area. The animals are in shelters and even includes pictures.
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Tuesday, September 23

I finished my poncho a few days back. Unfortunately it came out lopsided. I'm not sure what went wrong. The dimensions are right, 24x30. Initially I wondered if the geometry of this would work with the neck hole on the side. I have been trying to think of a way to fix it. Maybe adding to the side that is too short?? Any ideas please leave a comment.
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Monday, September 22

I have mentioned Cockeyed.com before and he has updated one of my favorite features. How much is inside? I really enjoyed reading about how much is inside a Sharpie? It's amazing that someone would take the time to find out. It sounds like some crazy adventure that me and Dennis would try.
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Friday, September 19

I finished my poncho in record time. Mainly because it was easy and it's been cold and yucky here the past couple of days. I am having Dennis take a picture of me in it tomorrow so hopefully I will get it posted sometime soon.

P.S.Try this link: www.nobodyhere.com
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Tuesday, September 16

Try this quiz that I got from web-goddess. I am embarrassed to say that I scored a lousy 6 out of 20. Also make sure to check out web-goddess' website. It's full of her crafty goodness and clever comments.
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Monday, September 15

The new Knitty is here! I am going to the yarn store tomorrow to buy the stuff to make this poncho. This is exactly what I have have looking for, a project that is easy and a great fashion statement.
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Friday, September 12

Friday Five

1. Is the name you have now the same name that's on your birth certificate? If not, what's changed?

Since I am married my last name is different from my birth certificate.

2. If you could change your name (first, middle and/or last), what would it be?
I like my name, Jacqueline is a normal name but not very common

3. Why were you named what you were? (Is there a story behind it? Who specifically was responsible for naming you?)
My parents originally wanted to name me Mary but after I was born my Dad decided that I was a Jacqueline, (like the Kennedy)

4. Are there any names you really hate or love? What are they and why?
When I was a little girl I wanted to name my daughter Mercedes, I don't know why, but now I don't like that name. I love the name Pipper and of course Sage is one of my favorite names. I just like names that are unusual or uncommon but not hard to pronounce.

5. Is the analysis of your name at kabalarians.com accurate? How or how isn't it?
WOW! Anyone who knows me would agree that this description fits me:

The name of Jacqueline creates an overly-sensitive nature which causes you to sense and feel far more than you can understand or put into words. You have a deep, artistic, and creative side which shows through a love for music and literature. Writing is a more natural mode of expression for your deeper thoughts and feelings than the spoken word. You have an ability to concentrate and work intently on anything which holds your interest. However, you prefer to avoid routine, monotony, and mental tasks. You enjoy the out-of-doors and find your greatest peace and relaxation from the beauty and harmony of nature. You prefer to limit your friendships and associations to those who share your interests and appreciate your quiet, refined ways. Others often find it difficult to understand you. Your feelings tend to build up within you and, if you cannot release them through a creative, constructive channel, you could suffer with frustration, moods, and much inner turmoil.


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Thursday, September 11

Bishop Spong

Unity Church of Wichita is having the author of "Why Christianity Must Change or Die" Bishop John Shelby Spong giving a lecture on Saturday the 20th. I am very excited to see him. I can't believe that they are finally having someone interesting coming to speak. I am reading the above book right now and it is aligned with a lot of the ideas/beliefs that I have held for a long time. It will be very interesting to listen to him speak in person.
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Friday, September 5

I haven't "created" anything in a long time. With the move and everything I just haven't been feeling very creative. I don't have anywhere to set up my sewing machine, most of my craft items are in storage, and even more stuff got thrown away because I simply didn't have any place to put it. I can't wait to get a home where I can have my own "sewing room" with all my stuff. But I have some new ideas rolling around in my head so be on the look out for new projects.
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Thursday, September 4

Friday Five


1. What housekeeping chore(s) do you hate doing the most?
I hate cleaning the bathroom and kitchen.


2. Are there any that you like or don't mind doing?
I like to vacuum. I like laundry even though I do about 20 loads a week.

3. Do you have a routine throughout the week or just clean as it's needed?
I have to clean all the time. The kids have a sticker chart for their cleaning everyday. I just do stuff when I see it.

4. Do you have any odd cleaning/housekeeping quirks or rules?
I have to wear gloves anything I clean with water. Anything that I think is too gross, I make Dennis clean.

5. What was the last thing you cleaned ?
I picked up paper's from the floor as soon as I got home at 11:00pm
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Wednesday, September 3

My scene

I love the "my scene" website. The dolls are the hip cousin of Barbie. My favorite is Madison. There's all kind of fun stuff to do on the site, like design clothes, make music videos, etc. Is it weird that a 25 year old mother of 2 is hanging out at the Barbie website? I need some new hobbies. Also I can't stop singing the theme song.
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